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Kathryn Jones

Reporter |
February 1, 2003

Into the Sunset

Sorry, Willie. My heroes have always been cowgirls—which is why I'm sad that these Texas icons are disappearing.

Business |
July 31, 2002

A Wyly Strategy

Dallas billionaire Sam Wyly is gearing up for another battle in his war with Computer Associates. This time he may have the firepower to win.

Business |
May 31, 2002

Together at Last

Compaq and Hewlett-Packard have completed the largest merger in the history of the technology industry, but is that good news for Houston and Texas?…

Web Exclusive |
February 1, 2002

Flying Aces

September 11 changed the airline industry. It's a good thing that the state's top airlines each have the right guy calling the shots.

Business |
February 1, 2002

Up in the Air

Since September 11, Texas' big three airlines—American, Continental, and Southwest—have struggled to survive. Here's their flight plan for the future.

Politics |
August 31, 2001

Jim Wright

The longtime U.S. Speaker of the House from Fort Worth who personified the Democratic party for decades, Jim Wright has traded the public spotlight for the private life—sort of. He’s mostly stayed out of politics since he resigned in 1989 following allegations that he had used his influence to sell…

Business |
August 31, 2001

Comer J. Cottrell, Jr.

Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of Texas’ leading African American entrepreneurs, was a United States Air Force sergeant stationed in Japan in the early fifties and managing a PX when he noticed that it didn’t carry hair-care products for black soldiers. When he got back to the States, he was…

Business |
July 31, 2001

Whine Country

Californians can blame Texans all they want for their energy crisis, but the truth is they had the power to avoid it.

High Tech |
July 31, 2000

Cybersleuths

Put down that mouse and no one gets hurt: Meet a band of investigators in Houston and Dallas who are pulling the plug on a wave of computer crime.

Business |
March 1, 2000

Spence for Hire

How is the president and co-founder of Austin ad agency GSD&M expanding his reach into the realm of entertainment? One account at a time.

Feature |
November 1, 1999

Place in the Heart

When you fall in love with a piece of land in Texas, you quickly learn that it changes. And it changes you.

Biz Feature |
August 31, 1999

The Money of Color

At the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, a handful of rich Texans are exhibiting their mastery of the art of out-of-state philanthropy.

Business |
March 1, 1999

Herb’s Flight Plan

For 28 years Herb Kelleher has run Southwest Airlines as a low-cost, short-haul carrier that’s fun to fly on and even more fun to work for. But there could be changes on the horizon.

Business |
January 1, 1999

Pop Art

How 7 UP is trying to win back its share of the soft drink market, one commercial at a time.

Politics & Policy |
November 1, 1998

Our Foreign Legion

Austria. The Bahamas. Botswana. Jamaica. Sweden. In each place the U.S. ambassador is a Texan sent there by Bill Clinton, whoÕs as partial to our stateÕs best and brightest (and richest) as LBJ was.

Business |
July 31, 1998

Shrinking Giant

Once more than a million acres, the Matador Ranch is today a fraction of that size. How it got from there to here is the story of Texas ranching.

The Culture |
June 30, 1998

Marathon Man

Houston’s J.P. Bryan is remaking a West Texas town into what could be the next Taos—and for some locals, that’s a mixed blessing.

Agriculture |
November 1, 1997

Grape and Pillage

By chain-sawing three acres of its research vineyard near Fort Stockton, the University of Texas System uncorked quite a controversy.

Business |
June 30, 1997

Corporate Makeover

EDS, the company Ross Perot imbued with his own conservative image, is designing Internet sites for magazines like Elle. What a tangled Web we weave.

Film |
December 1, 1996

Viz Kids

Texas A&M is churning out a new crop of students who aren't farmers or vets. They're the computer aces of the Visualization Lab, and they're Hollywood's new masters of special effects.

Politics & Policy |
September 30, 1996

Malled

Wealthy school districts think they’ve found a way to shield millions of dollars from the state’s Robin Hood law. Are they about to get malled?…